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Movie Shopping Sprees
Need a little retail inspiration to brave Black Friday? Look no further than the epic shopping sprees as seen in these 12 movies, ahead.
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Pretty Woman (1990)
What’s the first thing an escort-turned-society girl has to do to fit in with a multimillionaire businessman? Spend an obscene amount of money on an entirely new, high-end wardrobe. The second thing? Flaunt it all in front of the haughty boutique owners on Rodeo Drive.
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No one does retail therapy better than Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), who became a ‘90s fashion icon with a closet full of Fendi, Calvin Klein, Alaia, and Tiffany & Co. After failing her driving test, Cher tries to cheer herself up with a shopping trip in Beverly Hills — one that eventually leads to the realization that she's totally, butt-crazy in love with Josh.
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The Sweetest Thing (2002)
While shopping for outfits to attend a wedding, Christina Walters (Cameron Diaz) and Courtney Rockcliffe (Christina Applegate) fit in a meta movie montage in the changing room, where they have fun dressing up as iconic characters from Desperately Seeking Susan, Grease, Pretty Woman, Flashdance, Dumb and Dumber, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
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Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) learns that if she wants to make it in the cutthroat journalism world, she has to look the part. A trip to the Runway fashion closet and a new haircut later, and she’s the season’s new It girl.
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Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
With Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling) as his life coach, Cal Weaver (Steve Carrell) ditches the striped polos, New Balance sneakers, and Velcro wallets, but gains a new motto: “Be better than The Gap.”
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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)
As we learn in Confessions of a Shopaholic, the world of sample sales can be very scary and violent. Emotions run high for Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) when 50 percent off Pucci boots are at stake.
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National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985)
Family bonding time leads the Griswolds to an Italian clothing shop, where they leave the store looking… not quite how Italians look.
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Blank Check (1994)
When a crook runs over a little boy's bike and gives him a blank check to buy his silence, a shopping spree is in order. Preston Waters (Brian Bonsall) cashes the check for $1 million dollars, and appropriately blows it all on clothes, shoes, toys, and a mansion equipped with a go-kart track and waterslide.
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
Sure, she eventually meets her fate at the guillotine, but being Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) does have its perks. Like shopping sprees involving yards of luxurious fabric, silk shoes, and extravagantly decorated pastries, all without leaving the royal palace.
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The streets of New York aren’t kind to princess gowns, so Morgan (Rachel Covey) takes Giselle (Amy Adams) on a shopping spree for stylish, modern outfits. This leads us to the film’s greatest mystery: How does a 6-year-old know about Calypso St. Barth and Elie Tahari?
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Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
Being a famous pop star means Hannah Montana/Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) has people fighting to get her to wear their products. Unfortunately, her fame isn’t enough to guarantee her a win in a fight with Tyra Banks over a pair of shoes.
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Passport to Paris (1999)
In the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen classic, the twins do as the Parisians do and shop. Apparently pastel cowboy hats were all the rage at the time.